New governor sees his role ‘maybe on the edges’ of budget. Legislative leaders urge revenue discussion as positive revenue projections slide.
Drake lauds conservative legislators who’ve put essential programs ahead of additional savings in their proposed budget.
Gov. Matt Mead used his sixth State of the State address Monday to challenge the Wyoming Legislature to resist deep cuts to social services and other state programs.
After a long era of regular hikes to Game and Fish license fees, Wyoming lawmakers have denied such requests, first in 2013 and now in 2014.
Rep. Eric Barlow (R-Gillette) says Wyoming’s budget should be based on cash available rather than forecasted revenues. The state also needs a fund for unforeseen emergencies.